A woman carries a computer monitor for teleworking, in Nantes, western France, on March 17, 2020 while a strict lockdown comes into effect to stop the spread of the COVID-19 in the country. - A strict lockdown requiring most people in France to remain at home came into effect at midday on March 17, 2020, prohibiting all but essential outings in a bid to curb the coronavirus spread. The government has said tens of thousands of police will be patrolling streets and issuing fines of 38 to 135 euros ($42-$150) for people without a written declaration justifying their reasons for being out. (Photo by Sebastien SALOM-GOMIS / AFP) (Photo by SEBASTIEN SALOM-GOMIS/AFP via Getty Images)